The Golden State Warriors worked out Santa Clara guard Kevin Foster on Saturday to get a better look at him in person. Santa Clara’s all-time leading scorer (2,423 points) is not on anybody’s draft board, but that does not mean he will not end up with Golden State anyways.
Foster wants nothing more than “to play so close to his adopted home.
But at the same time I just want to get drafted somewhere,” Foster said, according to The Oakland Tribune. “So it’s not really a preference.”
There is a very good chance Foster will not get drafted despite the fact that he put up solid numbers during his four years at Santa Clara. Not to mention, he is tied for fourth for most 3-point field goals made in NCAA history. He also holds the NCAA record for most 3-point field goals made per game during a single season. Unfortunately, there are too many concerns surrounding his game, specifically his passing ability.
The Warriors liked what they saw of Foster during the team workout, especially since he has improved his dribbling and passing skills since his senior year at Santa Clara concluded. Golden State does not have any draft picks during the 2013 NBA Draft, which means it does not matter to them if Foster does not get selected. The Warriors like their chances of acquiring him as an undrafted rookie, if they believe he is worth a roster spot, or signing him to a NBA D-League affiliate.
At this point, Golden State is interested in anyone that could eventually help the team go the distance in the ensuing years.